Lucrative contracts ensure Qatar’s leading families will profit from World Cup

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Issue 1158 - 16 Nov 2022 | 5 minute read

Doha has struggled to deal with criticism from global media and former Fifa insiders as it prepares for the start of the 2022 World Cup. Its insistence that “everyone is welcome” will be tested in the coming weeks, but GSN’s research shows that one group has already done very well from the event, with Qatar’s big business families – including the ruling Al-Thanis – having secured major construction contracts.

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